NYSE Chair Says Survival of Digital Currencies is ‘Unequivocal’

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) chairman Jeffrey Sprecher expressed optimism about the survival of digital currencies as an asset class, business news outlet Barron’s reported Nov. 27. Speaking at the Consensus Invest conference, Sprecher — who is also the CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — said that when he saw headlines asking “Will digital assets survive?,” he would say that “the unequivocal answer is yes.” “We’re kind of agnostic to price,” Sprecher added. On stage at the Consensus Invest event in New York, Sprecher was accompanied by his wife and…

Former Huobi and NYSE Executive is Launching a New Crypto Exchange

The former CTO of Singapore based Huobi is about to launch his own crypto trading platform before the end of the year. BHEX to Offer Crypto, Fiat and OTC Trading According to Businesswire BHEX raised $15 million in its equity from top-tier institutions including Huobi and OKEx. It is scheduled to launch at the end of this week and has attracted more than 70 token funds and 40 institutions to participate in the token round. The bear market and recent rout does not appear to be deterring crypto entrepreneurs such…

NYSE Operator’s Bakkt Confirms End of January Launch Date For Digital Assets Platform

The Bakkt digital assets platform, which was created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced in a Medium post today, Nov. 24, that they are now “targeting” Jan. 24, 2019 as a launch date. The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), operator of 23 leading global exchanges including the NYSE, announced the creation of Bakkt in August of this year. Today’s Medium post notes that “given the volume of interest in Bakkt and work required to get all of the pieces in place,” the company has settled on the…

NYSE Parent Company Reveals Launch Date for Bitcoin Futures on Bakkt Platform

The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced the launch date for Bitcoin (BTC) futures on its platform Bakkt, according to a document released Oct. 22. Bakkt is a platform for trading, storing, and spending digital assets that was established earlier this year by global exchange operator ICE. Per the document, ICE will list Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contracts for trading on Dec. 12, 2018. The product will be physically-settled and cleared by ICE Clear U.S., Inc. The notice further explains: “Each…

NYSE Owner’s Bitcoin Market May Have ‘Hidden Leverage’: Wall St. Vet

When Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that it was launching a bitcoin market, the move was met with enthusiasm by many within the cryptocurrency industry as a vindication of the legitimacy of the asset class. However, others, including some Wall Street veterans, warned that the “financialization” of bitcoin could introduce elements of the fractional reserve banking system into the cryptocurrency market. Bakkt Says It Won’t Offer Leveraged Bitcoin Trading Now, the head of Bakkt — ICE’s bitcoin market — is seeking to…

NYSE Owner’s Bitcoin Market May Have ‘Hidden Leverage’: Wall St. Vet

When Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that it was launching a bitcoin market, the move was met with enthusiasm by many within the cryptocurrency industry as a vindication of the legitimacy of the asset class. However, others, including some Wall Street veterans, warned that the “financialization” of bitcoin could introduce elements of the fractional reserve banking system into the cryptocurrency market. Bakkt Says It Won’t Offer Leveraged Bitcoin Trading Now, the head of Bakkt — ICE’s bitcoin market — is seeking to…

Bitcoin Price Dips to $6,950 Despite Crypto Foray by NYSE and Starbucks,

On August 4, after rebounding from $7,200 to $7,500, the price of Bitcoin fell below the $7,000 mark for the first time since July 18. Over the past three weeks, from July 18 to August 4, the price of Bitcoin has been relatively stable in the $7,200 to $7,500 region, recording limited volatility in the range of $300. However, on August 4, for the first time in three weeks, the price of Bitcoin fell to $6,955, below the key $7,000 resistance level, as a result of a large sell-off on…

NYSE Trader Following Bakkt Launch: ‘Bitcoin Is Very Iffy’

A New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) trader told to Yahoo Finance in an interview Aug. 3, that at the moment Bitcoin (BTC) is “very iffy” following the launch of a new regulated BTC exchange Bakkt by the Intercontinental Exhange (ICE), the parent company of NYSE. Alan Valdes, a senior partner at international advisory firm Silverbear Capital and NYSE trader, raised concerns about BTC, when asked if the launch of Bakkt may be a sign that Wall Street is serious about crypto. Valdes said: “How do you protect your Bitcoin? These…

NYSE Operator Announces New Global Digital Assets Platform, Plans Bitcoin Futures Launch

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the operator of 23 leading global exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced plans to create a Microsoft cloud-powered “open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets,” according to a press release published August 3. The operator of NYSE is forming a new company, dubbed “Bakkt,” and will work alongside a marquee group of enterprises that includes BCG, Microsoft, Starbucks, and others, to create the new ecosystem. The intention is to create an integrated platform that enables retail and and institutional clients to buy,…

NYSE Parent ICE’s New Futures Contract Will Deliver Real Bitcoin

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the Atlanta-based firm that owns the New York Stock Exchange, announced Friday that it plans to launch a digital assets platform and a bitcoin futures product. Called Bakkt, the platform will leverage Microsoft’s cloud to build “an open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets,” according to a press release. Effectively, it will allow consumers and institutions to trade, store and spend digital assets over a worldwide network. Notably, ICE also plans to offer a one-day “physical” bitcoin futures contract – meaning bitcoin is actually delivered on a…